Bromley Bagotts Hearth Tax 1666



The Hearth Tax or chimney-money was a payment to the king of 2s. on every hearth " in all houses paying to church and poor," first levied in 1662. It was repealed in 1689, although it was producing £170,000 a year, on account of its unpopularity, the tax being especially obnoxious because of its inquisitorial 

Bromley Bagotts Constablewicke. Hearthes Chargeable. 

Thomas Farden One 

William Bradshaw, formerly Rich. Naylor Two 

Thomas Johnson One 

John Cooke One 

Walter Wollaston Two 

Richard Hinckley Two 

William Marshall Two 

Walter Dixson Three 

John Barthrum , One 

John Cope Two 

John Grettrix Two 

John Harvey Two 

Richard Jackson Two 

Thomas Morris One 

Ed. Motteram, formerly Wid. Barker One 

Thomas Browne One 

Dorrothy Enswer One 

John Cope One 

Widdow Foxe One 

Edward Wollaston One 

Widdow Browne One 

John Brandreth One 

Widdow Wheildon Two 

John Harden One 

Randolph Sherman Two 

Thomas Thacker One 

John Walker Two 

Athren Townsend Three 

Thomas Hall One 

Thomas Lathbury    Foure 

Marten Alsopp    Two 

Thomas Shawe One 

Ellen Lycett    One 

Thomas Hodgson   One 

George Allen, formerly Wal. Robotham   Two 

William Robotham   One 

Widdow Clarke   One 

Thomas Robinson Two 

Widdow Brough   One 

                                                        Total  60 


Bromley Bagotts Constablewick. 

These following are certified for, not to bee chargeable according to the Acte as aforesaid (vizt.). 

Widdow Stanford           Allice Steele 

Richard Browne            Richard Stevenson 

John Heath 


By Nath. Mott,       Minister

Randle Sherman, Churchwarden and Overseer. 

Allowed by : E. Bagot and W. Chetwynd Justices of the Peace 

                  : prer Henry Ellis     Constable ibidem